Acie Howell, Jr., was born in Florence Villa, Florida on May 4, 1942, to the late Acie Howell, Sr., aka (Jack) & Lucille Wright-Dickey (mama Cille). The family relocated to Dade City, Florida while Acie was just a young child. Acie accepted Christ as his Personal Savior and was baptized while attending St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with his mom and brother at an early age. As an adult, he later reaffirmed his faith to the Word of God. He attended the public schools of Pasco County, graduating as a Moore Mickens Wildcat in 1960. After graduating, Acie enlisted in the United States Army. He served for 4 years as a paratrooper, for 101st Screaming Eagles, Ft. Campbell, KY. He was discharged honorably in 1964 and he returned home, this is when he met the love of his life, the lady that became his wife, Minnie E. Bryant. With this union he was blessed with four children, in addition to those four, the Lord blessed he and Minnie to birthed four more together. After fighting the good fight of faith for a long time, Acie yielded to the Master's call, he left this life peacefully with his devoted wife beside him holding his hand and his nurturing daughter and caregiver, Tonya standing beside her mom praying. Those left to cherish his memories & legacy: A devoted & loving wife, Minnie E. Howell; sons; Derald R. (Barbara) Bryant, Sr. of Triangle, VA, Acie Howell, and Anthony (Tameka) Howell of Dade City, FL; daughters; Beverly Hives, Wanda Wells, Crystal Johnson, Tonya Howell, and Shaqundra (Anthony) Norman all of Dade City, FL; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and two soon to be other great-great grandchildren; brothers, Nathaniel (Diane) Howell, Sr., known as his right hand man, Ret Sgt-Maj James Howell, Ret Sgt-Maj Robert (Cynthia) Howell, and David Howell; sisters, Jackie Howell, Darlene (Michael) Jones, and Gloria Jean Carr; an uncle, Charles (Gloria) Wright; two aunts, Nadie (Jim) and Estella (Berry) Wright; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; best friend from school days, Clarence Hall of Columbia, Maryland. Acie was preceded in death by his parents, Acie Howell, Sr., & Lucille Dickey, one son, Ulyssee Terrance Bryant; his mother-n-love, Gladys Bryant; two brothers, Sam Carter (SB) and Freddie Johnson; three sisters, Carvetta Howell, Juanita Howell-Ray and Melvia Robertson-Keaser.
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